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Old 05-15-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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Hello I am planning on buying one of these 2 buggies and I am stck in which one to choose . Can anybody tell me which one is better for racing?
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Old 05-15-2006, 03:53 PM   #2
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Both are great buggies. I would just go with whatever the other people at your track have. So they can help you with setting it up and all that good stuff. Also make sure that your LHS has parts for which ever one you chose.
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Old 05-15-2006, 04:34 PM   #3
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I was just going thru the same delima,but since i had a X1-CRT already I figured I'd be best off getting the X1-CR FTE.Both are sweet rigs.the H8 is less $$$ but have read alot of good on them.I think it would come down to parts support at the local store.
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Part support should not be a problem as both buggies use ofna part #s, so if they can get parts for one, they can get them for the other. I own the jammin and if I could do it over, save the money and get the hyper 8, leaves more money to keep good tires on the car. Both are great cars though. Maybe spend more on faster motor.
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norman2cycle I would do just what associatedguy posted, it was good advice!
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Old 05-16-2006, 06:32 AM   #6
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the H8 seems to be getting some pretty good reviews so far. i think that the 8 would be a good buggy for beginners to learn to set up and eventually race. although the X1 can be a noob buggy too, it is better suited for the experienced racer.
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I have seen the Mugen MBX5 "standard" kit priced at $450 in several places. A big bonus is that in addition to being a top quality kit with a proven track racord it comes out of the box with a set of Pro Line Crimefighters which are the tire to have at most tracks. That can save you $40 right there.
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Yeah that Mugen is tearing up zero tracks around the country.
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ya, Mugen is pretty much at the bottom of the food chain now.
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Don't get me wrong, its a great quality car the thing handles the bumps like no other but it just doesnt turn.
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ya, Mugen is pretty much at the bottom of the food chain now.
Umm.. Scott Hughes at Silver State?
Mugen's lack of results at the biggest races is a result of their un willingness to pay for the top talent (all of their former drivers are making A'/winning with their new rides) not any lack of capability of the car. The Mugen is one of the best turning cars on the market, where did the idea that it doesn't turn come from?
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Mugen's lack of results at the biggest races is a result of their un willingness to pay for the top talent (all of their former drivers are making A'/winning with their new rides) not any lack of capability of the car.
i'm don't want to start a fight here, but i just want to make one point. there is a reason why Mugen drivers are making the change to other cars. it's because their new rides are performing better than their old yet trusted Mugens. i know that the sponsors of the other brands are offering better deals, but they are also producing more technologically advanced rigs, whilst the Mugen has changed little other than the prospec. again, i just wanted to prove a point.
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I feel Mugen MBX5 is too expensive compare to other car makers. It's the best quality car which won 2005 IFMAR in Sweden.
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i'm don't want to start a fight here, but i just want to make one point. there is a reason why Mugen drivers are making the change to other cars. it's because their new rides are performing better than their old yet trusted Mugens. i know that the sponsors of the other brands are offering better deals, but they are also producing more technologically advanced rigs, whilst the Mugen has changed little other than the prospec. again, i just wanted to prove a point.
Not true. Chad Bradley and Jason Ashton BOTH left because of financial support and no other reason (from their own mouths). Mugen would not give them support to go to all of the races that they felt were important. The Jammin is a lightly modified version of the Kyosho K3 and the H8 is a newer, better Ofna Hyper. Neither offer any technology or performance over the Mugen.

This doesn't help our friend make his descision though. Bottom line, you can't go wrong with any of the above mentioned cars. Get the one that is best supported in your area. You can share parts and setups with fellow racers and Ofna and Mugen are known to have the most reasonable replacement parts costs.
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This doesn't help our friend make his descision though. Bottom line, you can't go wrong with any of the above mentioned cars. Get the one that is best supported in your area. You can share parts and setups with fellow racers and Ofna and Mugen are known to have the most reasonable replacement parts costs.
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